HAIRY SCENES FOR TODAY THEMES
Okay, so the photo theme given on 1st June was ‘Today’, but for me that is 7th:
Today! This week’s theme is a bit different (but you like that, don’t you?) – it’s about TODAY. This day. The day you’re reading and reacting to this post. No rules or guidance on what to post other than the photo must be taken today! Don’t cheat, don’t go into your photo archives on your computer, don’t link to an old post.
This will mean a dash for me onto the front lawn for yet another of my pictures from there. Sorry, but it is handy!
Anyway, with this one I can give it a slightly new slant. Do you look at this picture with pleasure, or with horror and revulsion? A Garden Judge would display the latter. Here, in the foreground, we have, reading from left to right, Miralbilis jalapa (Four-o’-clocks – Invasive Plant Cat 1(b) – also climbing up the next plant), Dracaena hookeriana (Indigenous; no problem) Canna indica, (Indian shot – Cat 1) and Ricinus communis (Castor-oil plant – Cat 2).
*sad sigh* That means I have to go out and do jungle warfare. With the certainty of insurrection at home, too. The younger members of the family will wail (particularly in the case of Mirabilis jalapa), ‘But it is pretty!’
Which they are, but only in the late afternoon.
Also today, I have a word picture of our nursemaid uttering horrific cries and tearing at her clothing. Requests for information regarding her distress were responded to with even louder cries and wails, but no explanation. It turned out that a small and innocent-looking hairy caterpillar had gone down her front – the remains, after extraction, were not fit to be photographed. Apparently, though, those hairs cause really severe discomfort!
I simply haven’t had time to post lately, but hope to use some of the accumulation of pictures and stuff from the past week soon.
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